A Damsel in Distress is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.S. on October 4, 1919 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins, London, on October 17 1919. It had previously been serialised in The Saturday Evening Post, between May and June that year. Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken identity leads to all manner of brouhaha. (summary from wikipedia)
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January 11, 2016 Subject:
As always, Wodehouse gives us an excellent, funny and sentimental romance to enjoy. As a musician, the "lyrical" voices who did all of us the favor of reading this story, added much to my enjoyment of it. Thanks so much to the readers and to everyone who volunteers to bring us such delightful entertainment from Librivox. God Bless you all!
November 21, 2014 Subject:
Listened to this again, and loved it again. :-)
Original review - November 24, 2009
This is such a sweet story. A nice bit of misunderstanding leads to a strange sort of love triangle and all sorts of misadventures for two people, one US born and one of the British aristocracy. Of course, with Wodehouse, true love always triumphs, but getting there is a blast.
Readers are excellent, nice job with voices and accents.
This book was an absolute riot. It has a great cast of characters, written to be both true to life and comical. When you add to that an excellent reading by Yazpistachio and Madame Tusk, the characters (and the humor) come to life - from the dippy Reggie Bing to the snobbish Lady Caroline. Underlying it all is a romance hampered (or is it helped?) by a case of mistaken identity.